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Microsoft Windows Media Player for Sparc/Solaris vulnerability
From: Samuel Tardieu <sam () rfc1149 net>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 18:43:13 +0200
[feel free to include in BugTraq, I haven't seen past reports for this
Microsoft Windows Media Player v6.3 for Sparc/Solaris is available for
download from http://download.microsoft.com.
When you install it on Solaris (the program is distributed as an
executable installer, which takes care of everything), the executables
are installed as word-writable files, effectively ignoring the umask
of the installer.
It means that anybody with an account on the system can change those
executables and put a trojan in them. People executing the program
later will happily run the trojan and have their account compromised.
Samuel Tardieu -- sam () rfc1149 net -- http://www.rfc1149.net/sam
- Microsoft Windows Media Player for Sparc/Solaris vulnerability Samuel Tardieu (Oct 18)